Five Tales of Christmas: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, The Haunted Man

Five Tales of Christmas: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, The Haunted Man

by Charles Dickens

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Overview

Dickens is widely known for his masterpiece "A Christmas Carol." Yet it was only the first in a series of five short novels set in the Christmas season, composed by Dickens over six years. Each is a unique classic, and a profound celebration of Christmas, in its own right. The entire series of Christmas Books is here collected in a single volume, including: "A Christmas Carol": Ebeneezer Scrooge's contempt for Christmas is confronted by four spirits who reveal the value of Christmas and the nature of a good life. "The Chimes": A pitiless man who has lost his belief in human goodness and nay higher calling for humanity is gifted with a Christmas vision of his loved ones' lives after his death. "The Cricket on the Hearth": A magical cricket plays the role of guardian angel to a small family through many trials, tribulations, and joys. "The Battle of Life": A young woman's suspicious disappearance leaves her family in doubt of her good character. "The Haunted Man": A man tormented by brooding upon wrongs done to him accepts a spirit's offer to lose his memory of past harms, only to find that a deeper conversion is needed to relieve his feelings of anger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615931586
Publisher: Hythloday Press
Publication date: 12/04/2013
Pages: 446
Sales rank: 658,369
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, a profound social critic and investigator into human nature, whose many masterpieces include "Great Expectations," "A Tale of Two Cities," "Oliver Twist," and "David Copperfield."

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Education:

Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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